Tallapoosa County is located in east-central Alabama. The County Seat is Dadeville and the largest city is Alexander City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.tallaco.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 41,165 and the 2010 census population was 41,618. The land area is 716.52 square miles and there are 58.1 persons per square mile.
70.9% of the population is White, 27.1% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 79.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $94,900, there are 16,373 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,434, the median household income is $39,130, and 19.8% of the persons in Tallapoosa County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,528. Retail sales (in $1000) were $362,304, and sales per capita were $8,881. The percentage of black-owned firms is 13%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 35%.
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